My question is: Is it ok to start him on jumps myself, then just go to a trainer a few times of month to help me refine him? Or would it be best to just hire a trainer for about a month to get him going good for me?
I plan on painting up some poles around here and use them as ground/trotting poles, that can't hurt. I was also considering setting up a cavalletti or cross rail to lunge and eventually ride over, so that's why I'm askin y'all's advice :)
Also, any jumping or pre-jumping excercises/advice is welcomed.
He is comfortable with me trotting/cantering him in both half seat and 2 point.